These 10 restaurants are not the new and hot brunch spots, but rather the established and beloved staples of Denver’s mid-morning dining scene. They range from Ellyngton's inside the Brown Palace for a posh, throwback experience; to Beatrice & Woodsley, well-suited for a romantic date brunch.Read More
The Essential Brunch Restaurants in Denver
For the ultimate midday breakfast fix
1. Old Major
Meat-focused Old Major serves brunch both Saturday and Sunday and draws guests in with dishes like the country-fried chicken and cinnamon French toast.
2. Root Down
Classic dishes with a twist in a modern and laid-back setting is what Root Down is all about. See Vietnamese almond pancakes and shrimp and grits Benedicts. There is usually a wait to be seated.
3. Duo Restaurant
Duo was at the forefront of the farm-to-table movement in Denver, and that commitment has never wavered. Brunch is a tradition here that comes with biscuits and gravy, pastry baskets, and the cider-glazed pork Benedict. As of 2019, it’s now served Fridays in addition to weekends.
Diners line up outside the door before this eclectic LoHi spot opens on Sundays for brunch. The menu includes a selection ranging from Argentine steak & eggs to hangover ramen and chorizo tacos.
Diners should still hurry to this Eater 2017 restaurant of the year for dinner, but they should also just as soon go for weekend brunch. Breakfast sandwiches, biscuits and jam, and a Jubilee coffee French press should not be missed.
6. The Nickel
Located just inside Hotel Teatro, the Nickel offers a weekend charcuterie bloody mary bar with all the fixings. Its food menu is equally impressive — try the chicken and waffles.
Served on Sundays only, the Dom Perignon brunch at The Brown Palace hotel is a real treat. There are lavish brunch buffet tables, fresh seafood selections, sushi and salad stations, and four Champagne tiers to choose from.
8. Beast + Bottle
Both Saturdays and Sundays, chef Paul Reilly and his skilled team offer fun dishes such as the flax seed Belgian waffle, challah French toast, and the corned lamb shank hash.
9. Beatrice & Woodsley
Romantic Beatrice & Woodsley has expanded brunch hours from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays on South Broadway. Highlights here include apple pie pancakes, asparagus Benedict on toasted ciabatta, and brûléed grapefruit with a sweet-salted almond and olive oil crumb.
10. Star Kitchen
This brunch palace off South Federal Boulevard serves daily dim sum plates from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends, when the dining room gets packed. Go for crispy noodles, egg custard buns, pork shiu-mai, and dumplings galore.